6 thoughts on “Oranges and Christmas

  1. My grandparents still do that for us grandchildren and we’re all grown now. I still eat it. If I recall correctly, I read something once (or maybe saw it on TV) that many, many years ago when most families couldn’t afford much for Christmas, pretty much all kids got for gifts were their stockings – stuffed with fresh fruit and one of those giant peppermint sticks. Interesting though.

  2. My grandmother told me that when she was a kid, the only orange she would get to eat all year would come in the toe of the Christmas stocking. It was considered an exotic and expensive treat.

    I was just thinking of this two days ago actually. It simply occurred to me that we are rather fortunate to enjoy such a wide variety of rich foods that are so readily available to us.

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